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Johnny Depp loses UK libel case over 'wife-beater' story

AP
Filed on November 2, 2020

Britain's High Court ruled against the Hollywood star today.

Britain's High Court has ruled against Johnny Depp in his libel action against the owner of The Sun tabloid over allegations that he was a "wife beater."

In a ruling Monday, Justice Andrew Nicol said Depp has "not succeeded in his action for libel."

Though Nicol said Depp had "proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel," the defendants had shown that "what they published in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true."

Depp sued News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the newspaper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that accused him of assaulting his wife Amber Heard.





 
 
 
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